Crista Orefice grew up in Stanhope, New Jersey. Crista’s interest in boxing began as a child while watching the movie: Rocky. Movies such as Rocky, inspired Crista profoundly as she became a huge fan of the sport. Several summers ago, while vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Crista’s affinity and love for watching the sport took a positive, hands on turn. she occupied her free time at the boardwalk, playing games at the local arcade. Crista slipped on her boxing gloves and played MoCap a virtual boxing video game. Each punch she landed gave her personal satisfaction as it was the impetus behind her decision to train and enter the ring. Her research to find a local boxing ring near her home ensued during her long car ride home. There, Crista sat in the passenger seat, busy at work, on her smart phone, as she researched nearby boxing gyms, paving her path as she entered the path to boxing. At that moment, Crista’s love for boxing blossomed as she was hooked and determined to locate and begin training at a boxing club where she could begin training immediately. Crista has been training and competing for approximately two and one half years; all the result of one silly video game, which, caught Crista’s attention. Crista’s dedication, determination and love for boxing was fortified when she discovered that her great grandfather had a career as champion amateur boxer during the 1920's a clear indication that boxing is in in her blood. Crista’s biggest accomplishment includes her decision to attend graduate school while receiving her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy enabling her to help all that she meets. Crista is compassionate, caring, empathic, yet cautious. Inside the ring, Crista’s confidencecontinues to build as she is less timid, accepting each new challenge while overcoming personal fears as she pushes ahead with no limits. Her drive, motivation and dedication are all apparent as Crista trains hard, and dedicates her efforts to others while learning the art of boxing on all levels. . Crista is : blessed, as she brings her heartfelt personality into the ring while raising money for charity, a very important part of her life. Crista’s heroes include individuals that honor their true, authentic self even if they do not always conform, long with individuals guided by their passions. Crista’s motto: Keep moving forward brings Crista to extraordinary heights as she achieves her goals helping all that she meets. Crista currently resides in Stanhope, New Jersey.